Noticing that traditional music training doesn’t address this unique 1930s style, he passes the torch of swing era music to vocalists with his Swing Era Vocal workshops, to keep the spirit and technique alive for listeners for years to come.

first musician to regularly perform at the Chicago-based Potbelly’s Sandwich Store. At the original location on Lincoln, back in 1995. According to Peter Hastings, original owner, because of me I was responsible for over 10,000 musicians being hired for the franchise.

Chicago Jazz Magazine and WGN Radio are just some of the media outlets that have interviewed Alan, sharing his story and music with a wider audience.

“If you love swing era music, Alan Gresik is the real thing. I’ve seen the sparkle return to the eyes of those who connect with this music and with Alan. It’s a beautiful thing!  Alan lives and breathes music of the swing era with precision and authenticity. And it shows.”

– Laura Witt, Entertainment Director, Oak Trace Senior Community
Alan Gresik with Former Prime Minister of England John Major
Alan Gresik with Keyboard player Kevin Hearn
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